“A Savvy Week” is a series of weekly dinner menus. By doing a little prep work on the weekend and using a menu focused on one main ingredient, you will be able to make a week’s worth of great meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen or money on ingredients.
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Row 1, Left to Right: Cilantro lime chicken. Veggie-packed lasagna bolognese. Vegan quinoa corn chowder.
Row 2, Left to Right: Farro pesto salad. Blackened beef with Thai chile noodles. Grilled chicken sandwiches.
Row 3, Left to Right: Slow-cooked ham in cider gravy. Tilapia tacos with lime mayonnaise. Roasted tomato and pesto omelet.
Chicken and Chickpeas Menu. Recipes include rosemary skewered pistachio-encrusted chicken (from Bellalimento), chana masala (from Smitten Kitchen), baked chicken and spinach flautas (from Healthy Delicious) and chickpea hummus burgers (from Daily Garnish).
Mozzarella and Spinach Menu. Recipes include homemade pizza, red lentils and spinach in masala sauce (from Naturally Ella), rustic roasted root vegetable stew and stromboli (from Dinner: A Love Story).
Chicken and Breakfast for Dinner. Recipes include sausage and goat cheese rigatoni, winter vegetable hash with corn and peppers, roast chicken with roasted vegetables, chicken and vegetable stir-fry and almond-oat pancakes.
Butternut Squash & Pizza Night. Recipes include skillet chicken pot pie with butternut squash (from Bon Appetit), butternut squash soup, bean & avocado quesadillas, saag paneer (from Foodess) and cast iron skillet brussels sprouts bacon pizza (from How Sweet Eats).
Salads. Recipes include Thai beef salad (from Not Without Salt), lentil & chickpea salad with feta and tahini (from Smitten Kitchen), blackened chicken salad (from Stay for Dinner) and lemon, olive & parsley quinoa cakes (from Joy the Baker).
Ramps & Asparagus. Recipes include miraculous rice-less risotto with ramps & asparagus (from My New Roots), mirin stout glazed roast chicken (from The Beeroness), simple asparagus & ramp soup (from The First Mess) and roasted tomato and pesto omelet.
Chicken and Millet. Recipes include blackened beef with Thai chile noodles, spring carrot sauté (from 5 second rule), Indian butter chicken (from Foodie Crush), Thai eggs with millet & arugula and grilled chicken sandwiches.
Zucchini and Bacon. Recipes include grilled bacon salad with arugula and balsamic (from Smitten Kitchen), zucchini summer skillet with poached eggs and garlic butter baguettes (from How Sweet It Is), zucchini ribbons in vegan pesto alfredo sauce (from Food Loves Writing), farro pesto salad and flank steak with garlic butter sauce (from Baked Bree).
Sausage and Black Beans. Recipes include veggie-packed lasagna bolognese, smothered chicken and quinoa skillet (from Healthy Delicious), meatloaf sandwiches with pickled onions and aioli, carrot-cranberry salad (from SparkRecipes) and tortilla pie with black beans and zucchini (from Oh My Veggies).
A Savvy Thanksgiving 2013. Recipes include Mexican hot chocolate roasted pecans, savory pumpkin dip (from Gimme Some Oven), roast heritage turkey with bacon-herb and cider gravy (from Bon Appetit), spicy chorizo cornbread sage dressing (from Boulder Locavore), ginger-glazed carrots, pan-roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans and Romano cheese, Mom’s wineberry salad and more.
Cilantro and Spice. Recipes include cilantro lime chicken, chipotle sweet potato and brown rice egg skillet (from Naturally Ella), vegan quinoa corn chowder, lightened-up beef enchiladas (from How Sweet It Is) and baked panko fish sticks (from Love and Olive Oil).
End of Winter, with Naan. Recipes include curried cauliflower soup (from Cookie + Kate), naan (from The Foodess), butter chicken curry (from Simply Delicious), Meyer lemon and rosemary mac and cheese (from Local Kitchen), vegan quinoa corn chowder, savory scones with caramelized onions and prosciutto and healthier chicken and waffles.